|Promethean Soldier Sniper|
The Promethean Soldier Sniper is primarily black in color with red glowing highlights and sports a different head structure in comparison to the standard Soldier. Soldier Snipers also emit a bright red glow that induces glare onto an enemy's vision whenever targeted by them.
Soldier Snipers, replacing the Crawler Snipe from Halo 4, act as the Forerunner counterpart to the Kig-Yar Snipers of the Covenant. Soldier Snipers are considered to be very dangerous due to being commonly armed with the Binary Rifle, which can instantly kill a campaign player character and make them unrevivable until their next respawn, especially on Heroic or Legendary, as long as most of the beam hits. On Normal difficulty, all of the beam must hit to kill a player.
When the player is spotted and targeted by a Soldier Sniper, the player receives a red glare on their screen and heads-up display as a warning, giving the player time to kill the Soldier Sniper before he kills them. The Soldier Sniper, in comparison to the other Soldier types, has the weakest armor and health, falling to a single headshot from any precision weapon and losing armor within one to three shots from a DMR or LightRifle, depending on the difficulty and active skulls. In addition, the Soldier Sniper is the rarest Soldier type; in the campaign, the Soldier Sniper only appears in Unconfirmed, Evacuation, Reunion, The Breaking, and Guardians.
A study of the Soldier Sniper for Halo 5: Guardians.
Soldier Snipers on Meridian.
A Soldier Sniper with a Z-750 binary rifle.
A Soldier Sniper with a Type-27 beam rifle.
A Soldier Sniper with an SRS99-S5 AM sniper rifle.
A Soldier Sniper with a Hydra MLRS.
A Soldier Sniper with an ARC-920.
A Soldier Sniper on the cover of Halo: Renegades.
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